Our Services - Community Development

Community Development Activities

We publish a newsletter twice a year as well as self-help guides.  We create legal tip sheets and webinars.  Many legal information pamphlets are also available in our offices. 

 

We are available to speak about the laws in our areas of practice. We encourage people to contact us to discuss their needs for legal information.

 

Our community development activities include:

  •  clinic outreach about service

  •  providing speakers to groups and classes

  •  developing and distributing legal education materials

  •  organizing workshops and conferences

  •  popular education

  •  networking and building strong relationships with community organizations

  •  community development and capacity-building

  •  community organizing

Our work priorities are determined each year by our Board of Directors in consultation with staff. Therefore, the kind of work we do varies a lot from year to year. If you are interested in some of the other activities we've been involved in over the past 30 years, visit the section about our history.

If you would like more information or to suggest an idea for a special project, please email us.

We do apply for funding grants periodically so we can do more community development work than our limited operating funds from Legal Aid Ontario allow. In the past we have received special project grants from Service Canada, the Provincial Homelessness Initiative Fund, Justice Canada, Pro Bono Law Ontario, Trenval and others. We are grateful for this support.